National Rifle Asociation Championship: Punch Cartoon

National Rifle Asociation Championship: Punch Cartoon

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Date Photo Taken 7th July 1860
Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 Punch
Picture Reference Wim_​Sport_​3-1
Original Format Sketch
Notes / History "Best Rest for the Queen's Rifle"

The topical fame of the NRA Championship resulted in this "lampooning" by "Punch" magazine in July 1860.

The cartoon is clearly a reference to the original opening ceremony, during which Queen Victoria fired a specially adapted rifle, to signal the start of the competition.

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